The Monumental Mile – We Can Do This!

This Thursday evening the folks who run the Monumental Marathon are hosting a new and excited run. They are going to run a one mile run down Meridian Street. Can you walk or run one mile? I know you can, join me in this one mile trot. 

The first 1000 registered runners will receive  an inaugural tech tank top.

The end of the run will have beer and food trucks.

One runner will try and break the four minute mile. That runner will not be me.

Are you up for a challenge? Do you want to see how fast you can run a mile? If you can run a mile on June 5th, you can begin training to run the Monumental Marathon on November 1st. Seriously, there is enough time to train to run a marathon between now and November 1st. Find a training program and stick to it. If you follow a marathon training program, you will be successful!

Here is the registration link. Online registration ends at midnight on Wednesday, June 4th.

The registration fee is $20.


Disclosure – My registration fee was waived in exchange for promotion for this event. My thought and views are my own.

I’m A Bad Person Because I Haven’t Seen Certain 80’s Movies

80’s Movies I Have Not Seen

The Breakfast Club
Sixteen Candles

I have not seen these 80’s movies. It’s not something I am ashamed of or embarrassed to share with you. My wife loves to tell people this little fact about my past. Usually, she loves to tell this to other people who have seen all these movies. because one thing I have learned over the years, either you have seen all of these movies, or you have seen none of them.

I do remember these movies when they came out, I just chose to do other things instead of watching these movies. I can’t recall what I was doing, I just know it didn’t involve seeing these movies.

I am sure they are fine movies. They have some fantastic actors in them. However, I have no intention of seeing them anytime soon. Recently, a friend was forced two watch Footloose twice in one night. I want to thank that soldier for taking one for the team.


My View – Skatepark


Took the Little People to the west side to go to a skate park to ride their Razor scooters. It was the second time for The Fox and he is still getting used to the scooter and the traffic. I think the skater traffic is the hardest part to learn because it is so unpredictable.he doesn’t understand the kids flying past on skateboards and bikes cannot stop if he travels into their path, he will get knocked down. Yes, he will learn a hard and fast lesson in physics.
MaM is a different story. She is all over the park. She also has the confidence and experience of skating for a couple of years. Although she was a little jealous of the bigger kids who had a little more power to jump their Razor scooter over the small hills. She was really trying to do that. She has learned how to scan her path before heading into the frenzy.
These kids have so much energy. I don’t know where they get it from.

My Happiness – Fun Friends


I love hanging with fun, creative people. Last night, I got to hang with some old friends and meet some new ones. The best part was sharing a ton of laughs.
I am a loner, I enjoy being by myself. Every once and a while I will journey out to the real world. With family and work commitments, I don’t always make it to some events. But, when I do, I like to hang with people like this.

The purpose of this Happiness Series is to share the things or events in my life that bring happiness to show how others can achieve happiness in the same ways. These posts are in no particular order and they may happen a day or so before they post. Certain themes may repeat, but the accompanying photo never will.

My Posse


Lose The Moobs August Challenge Day 16

Yesterday’s goal achieved, one mile in the pool. Can’t swim a mile straight yet, but I’m working on it. I am definitely getting faster. Swam the first half in under 20 minutes and the second half in under 18:30. That’s never happened before. I am starting to see more muscular definition in my arms and a higher endurance level. After the swim, I was not entirely wiped out like I would have been a year ago.

Lose The Moobs August Challenge
Distance from yesterday – 1 mile
Total Distance – 7 miles

Lose The Moobs August Challenge Day 15

Sorry, it has been a while since the last post. Work and family became a priority this past week. I am 1.5 miles behind schedule. I plan to make that up by Monday. At least that’s the goal.

I’m feeling really lately. Very motivated. Even though, I didn’t make it to the gym to swim yesterday, I jogged four miles. If I can’t get to the gym, I try to run.

As we hit the half way point, things are going well and I have not got injured. I was really worried about that because, prior to August, I swam once or twice a week.

To integrate some strength work, I have started doing push ups. Just ten, long, slow, burning push ups every couple hours throughout the day. Form is a big concern. I see a lot of people race through them and using the momentum in the bottom and jolting back up. I take it nice and slow. Down. And one, pause, up, down and two. You get the point.

What should next month challenge be? Unfortunately, I have to take a blood test and cannot exercise for the previous week. I am going to try and break that week up between August and September. Because of that, I am going to slightly modify this challenge. My goal is still 15.5 miles of swimming. Instead of swimming a half mile every day, I can swim a mile and apply the distance to the grand total. I am going to try and swim as many days as I can.

Take care and thanks for reading.
Lose The Moobs August Challenge
Distance from August 10/13/14 – 1.5 miles
Total Distance – 6 miles


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